July 30, 2021
Back to School Edition 1
Welcome to the 2021 - 2022 School Year!
The new school year will begin on Monday, August 23, with all students attending school in person, five days a week!
Class/teacher assignments will be available at our Open House on Thursday, August 19 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Our Open House is an opportunity to visit the school, meet the teachers and join in the back-to-school excitement. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you and your family to a new school year!
Please read below in this newsletter for important information about how you and your student can be ready for success this new school year.
Scroll down to learn more about:
- Updating information in PowerSchool (ALL families must complete)
- Check your Tech!
- Open House information
- Supply lists
The next Back to School edition of the MPES Weekly Connection newsletter will be sent out to families on Friday, August 13. It will include more information about the year ahead.
If you have any questions, please contact the main office at (703) 368-2032 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Important - Student Registration Verification
Please make sure that you have verified your information in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The completion of this process is required for ALL returning students.
Parents of returning students must access the PowerSchool Enrollment online forms through the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://ps.mpark.net/public. The online forms contain demographic and emergency information you entered last year. During this process, you will verify the information is accurate or update any information that has changed. Parents will also electronically sign annual agreement forms for school district policies.
At least one parent is required to create a PowerSchool Parent Portal account. If you have multiple children in Manassas Park City Schools, you must verify information for each student, however only one parent account is necessary.
- If you have created a PowerSchool Parent Portal account in a previous school year, please use that account to log in. Please do not create a new account.
- If you have not created a PowerSchool parent account, directions can be found at http://www.mpark.net/parents/directions-for-parent-portal.
How do I get started?
Visit https://ps.mpark.net/public and sign into your PowerSchool Parent Portal
- Select the student you wish to verify data at the top
- Click the ‘Registration’ link on the left side navigation menu
- Agree to the terms and conditions
- Click Begin Forms
If you have questions about your account, please contact the MPES main office for assistance.
Check your Tech!
Please be sure to check that your child’s Chromebook is operating properly. Please do this over the next two weeks in order to troubleshoot any issues with the MPCS IT Department prior to the first day of school.
If you experience any issues getting the Chromebook connected and logged in to update Chrome; please send a detailed message to email@example.com as soon as possible and check your email frequently for a response.
Have you Heard About our Family Market?
The goal of the Family Market program is to help alleviate hunger through a monthly distribution of healthy and nutritious food to children and their families. Manassas Park City Schools has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to provide non-perishable items and fresh produce to families within our school division. Each family will be allowed to “shop” for what they need and want from an array of products.
Please join us on Monday, August 16th as we begin our eighth year!
Manassas Park Middle School
8202 Euclid Ave
Manassas Park, Va
Hours are 4:00 till 5:30pm
There will be many exciting things happening throughout the next school year. I encourage you to stay up-to-date with important information and follow highlights of our learning at MPES and in Manassas Park City Schools.
You can stay connected by:
- Checking your child's Monday Folder each week
- Reading the MPES weekly online newsletters emailed out each Friday afternoon
- Following MPES on Twitter @MPEScougars
- Following MPCS on Twitter @MPCSchools
- Liking and following the Manassas Park City Schools Facebook page
- Checking the MPCS website frequently at www.mpark.net
School Board Meeting
Monday, August 2
School Board Meeting Room
MPES Open House
Thursday, August 19
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
First Day of School!
Monday, August 23
No School - Student and Staff Holiday
Friday, September 3
No School - Labor Day
Monday, September 6